Ask The Experts—Where do I find information about getting paid for raw gold?
May 2008 by Scott HarnQ: Where do I find out information about raw gold being tested for purity, refined, and getting paid cash for it?
• Re: Tyrie's Roadway Nugget
• Re: Are Permits Needed for Highbanking in California
People always ask me what is so important about locating contact zones. The answer to that: Gold.
As part of the Hope-Sunrise Mining District, mining activity was at a frenzy in the area in 1902, when miners like Mr. S.W. Weible worked the gold rich gravels of Canyon Creek...and recovered $7,000 in gold dust.
Without a telephone, electricity, or television in his isolated cabin, Olson led a simple and peaceful life. He enjoyed living in a remote canyon surrounded by a vast wilderness. Mining for gold absorbed his days.
Most everyone has heard the term “gold is where you find it’” and probably have read how James Marshall, in 1848, while inspecting the mill-race ditch that had been dug to supply water for the saws at the sawmill that he was building for John Sutter, ended up finding the first pieces of gold within the ditch along the South Fork of the American River...
The gold miner held out his hand and showed me a sixteen-ounce gold nugget, slightly coarse in texture, and resembling a biscuit. I shook my head in amazement as he pointed out the exact location of his lucky find.
The decision was made to move the dredge intact, a massive undertaking indeed. The goal was to move it only one mile to the Busby’s Chicken Gold Camp, but what a mile that was to be.
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